Golf News for Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Equipment

Aldila's RIP Phenom NL shaft captures win at BMW Charity Pro-Am

POWAY, Calif. -- Using Aldila's RIP Phenom NL shaft in his driver and VooDoo shaft in his 3 wood and hybrid clubs, the winner of the BMW Charity Pro-Am notched his first Tour victory. With his 5-stroke victory he picked up a check for $117,000 and moved from 133rd to 9th on the 2013 Money List.

The Phenom's Hyperbolic Flex Technology provides a stiff tip section for optimal launch and spin control, with a very firm butt section for an incredibly stable feel, while the center section of the shaft is softer to provide outstanding kick through impact to maximize ball speed.

"The RIP Phenom incorporates the same flex, torque and feel properties that have made the original RIP the leading shaft on the PGA Tour, with a flex profile to achieve unparalleled performance and launch characteristics for better players," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. "The Phenom NL wood shaft has a stiffer tip for lower launch with less spin. The unique design of the Phenom NL offers a stiff tip while still maintaining the feel that has made the Phenom one of the hottest shafts in golf."

Led by its new Tour Green and Tour Blue shafts, Aldila won the wood and hybrid shaft manufacturer counts at the HP Byron Nelson Classic on the PGA Tour. Aldila had 18 more wood shafts and more than double the amount of hybrid shafts in play than the next leading shaft manufacturer, according to the Darrell Survey. The double count win marked the 10th consecutive week that Aldila has won both counts on the PGA Tour including the Masters. Aldila had a total of 32 Tour Blue and Tour Green shafts in play on PGA Tour this week.

At the HP Byron Nelson Classic, the Most Accurate Driver switched to Aldila's Tour Blue shafts in his driver and 3 wood. He finished as the Tour's Most Accurate Driver with an overall driving accuracy rating percentage of 79.63 compared to the Tour's average of 64.79 percent.

"The Tour Green and Tour Blue is a new shaft design that's currently undergoing final testing on Tour and will be released later this year," said Bahl.

Aldila ( catapults power to an unprecedented level. High performance technology harnessed and perfected from a special blend of materials, design and expertise. They are continually on the leading edge of the golf world through their relentless pursuit of the next best innovation. They do the experimenting so you don't have to. Pushing success to the edge and redefining how power should feel. Are you playing Aldila, or just graphite?

Aldila Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon America Inc. Aldila Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of carbon fiber shafts. Aldila is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of carbon-based composite products and materials used in various end markets. Aldila's competencies are the development of carbon-based composites and the implementation of manufacturing processes that support the commercialization of these composites. Aldila is a vertically integrated supplier of composites across three primary end markets: carbon-based pre-impregnated composite fibers, graphite golf shafts and archery products.

For more information on the Aldila RIP® Series, VooDoo, VS Proto™, and NV® shafts, visit Aldila's Web site Follow what's new on

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Mike Leonard
Communications Director
Golf Marketing Services